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1. Knowledge is for Acting Upon: The Manhattan Raid (2006)

97 min | Documentary

4.4
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A propaganda movie created by al-Qaeda for the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, shown in a documentary style.

Stars: Osama bin Laden, Hamza Al-Ghamdi, Ahmad Abd Al-Sattar, Wail Al-Shehri

Votes: 16

2. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 117,970 | Gross: $119.19M

3. Through the Wormhole (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 14,455

4. Cosmic Voyage (1996)

36 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe.

Director: Bayley Silleck | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 628

5. No Place on Earth (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave.

Director: Janet Tobias | Stars: Chris Nicola, Fruzsina Pelikán, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer

Votes: 781 | Gross: $0.20M

6. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 3,676

7. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

8.3
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BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,330

8. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,541 | Gross: $4.31M

9. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 10,425 | Gross: $1.60M

10. Midway (2013)

85 min | Documentary, Family

7.1
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Using spare narration and stunning imagery, Midway focuses on the plight of the Laysan Albatross plagued by the ingestion of our plastic trash. Both elegy and warning, the film explores the... See full summary »

Directors: Sabine Emiliani, Chris Jordan

Votes: 37

11. InterReflections I (2018)

Documentary | Announced

In a quest for a new, more humane society, a counter-culture revolution takes the world by storm. In the first of the InterReflections Trilogy, we look back to the modern world and wonder how it was we managed to survive as long as we had.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Summer Perry, Ewan McLaughlin

12. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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68 Metascore

The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter.

Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Gerry Beckley, Lee Blackman, Perry Botkin Jr., Ray Cooper

Votes: 1,235 | Gross: $0.03M

13. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 4,972 | Gross: $1.10M

14. The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.6
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A tribute to the lives and careers of the Marx Brothers utilizing rare archival footage and personal interviews.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Leslie Nielsen, Maxine Marx

Votes: 264

15. The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000 TV Special)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Documentary about the career of Peter Sellers.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Fred Applegate, David Frost, Richard Lester, David Lodge

Votes: 132

16. Beautiful Losers (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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59 Metascore

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Directors: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard | Stars: Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson

Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary about evolution.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,681

18. Rewind This! (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.2
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Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson | Stars: Ben Jousan, David Gregory, Micah Matthews, Mike Vraney

Votes: 1,545

19. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 9,752 | Gross: $1.57M

20. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,287 | Gross: $1.72M

21. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,865 | Gross: $1.25M

22. Sp!t (2006)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Explore the world of spoken word through it's heart and soul, the poets. Watch as Ove, Al Be Back, Shihan, and Mollie, follow their dreams through poetry.

Director: Rotimi Rainwater | Stars: Albert Daniels, Rosario Dawson, Mollie Engelhart, Nikki Giovanni

Votes: 25

23. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $1.57M

24. Earth: Making of a Planet (2011 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

8.2
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Animated film showing the making of Planet Earth from rocks and dust to our current home, beginning 4.5 billion years ago. Explains the clash with planet Thea, creation of oxygen, initial life underwater and stromatolites. Initial plate tectonics, Snowball earth and the first continents of Rhodinia and Gondwana.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Star: Reg E. Cathey

Votes: 339

25. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

8.6
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A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 3,086

26. Expedition Week (2011– )
Episode: Forbidden Tomb of Genghis Khan (2011)

51 min

7.6
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Add a Plot

Votes: 17

27. America: The Story of Us (2010)

Documentary, History

7.3
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw, James Meigs

Votes: 1,213

28. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Linda Ellerbee, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 3,348

29. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 12,996 | Gross: $0.81M

30. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 18,799